Council Seeks Views from BAME Communities on Impacts of Covid-19

East Cambridgeshire District Council is asking members of its Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities for feedback on the impacts of coronavirus to their everyday life to help them deliver frontline services during the ongoing pandemic.

This follows a nationwide PHE report, which shows the disproportionate effect that COVID-19 has had on the BAME community and the impact on existing health inequalities.

The COVID-19 BAME survey, led by East Cambridgeshire District Council, aims to seek views from members of the BAME community in order to gain a more comprehensive picture of the current COVID-19 situation within our communities and what additional support the council can provide.

The survey is now open and will run until November 18th.

Councillor David Brown, Chairman of the Finance and Assets Committee, said: “COVID-19 case numbers in East Cambridgeshire have been, and remain lower, than the national average and this is due to the resilience and tenacity of our residents to do what they can to reduce the spread. 

“But there is more needs to be done to ensure that we continue to maintain a low rate of infection and further support those who need it.

“We are keen to do everything that we can to provide the appropriate support to our communities and that includes engaging with our communities in many ways to get feedback and ensure our actions in this COVID-19 recovery phase are effective.

“The East Cambs Co-ordination hub has been doing a great job to support those in need across the district during these uncertain times and this survey will allow us to further prepare for any additional issues that may occur”.

Once completed, survey responses will be collated, and a series of recommendations will be presented to the council’s COVID-19 Working Party and Finance and Assets Committee to be agreed before being delivered.

Residents can take part in the survey on the East Cambridgeshire District Council website: https://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/community/bame-covid-19-survey

Press  release from East Cambridgeshire District Council

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